With the UK economy facing uncertain times, the number of UK families planning on a staycation this summer has increased by almost a quarter since 2016*. Faced with this popularity, holidaymakers are seeking increasingly remote destinations to escape the hustle and bustle of popular hot spots.
Responding to this desire for secluded getaways, MG Motor UK has compiled a list of five stunning remote beach locations that are the perfect destination for a family road trip. With most school holidays kicking-off today, the 483 litres of boot space in the MG GS could make transporting the bucket, spade, sun lounger and cricket set a breeze.
Worbarrow Bay, Tyneham, Dorset
Limited access has provided a haven for wildlife, making this beach a fascinating one to explore. Complete with ruins, the half-moon bay forms a perfect semi-circle and sea caves in the cove provide some added excitement.
A short walk from Tyneham Village, parking is available but a charge applies
Traeth Llyfn, Abereiddi, Pembrokeshire
Part of the Pembrokeshire National Park, this sandy and rocky beach is suitably remote and private. The beach is around a 15-minute walk from a turquoise flooded quarry, the Blue Lagoon. The ideal venue for diving and swimming, this impressive venue will help your troubles float away.
Nearest parking is Abereiddi and Porthgain, six miles from St Davids
Porth Wen, Bull Bay, Anglesey
A little further along than the popular Bull Bay, this intriguing cove has a beach made of perfect quartz white shingle and is complete with a rock arch that you can swim through. The old brickworks buildings remain. Off the beaten track, the bay is perfect for fishing and rock pooling.
For the car park, turn right two miles north of Bull Bay on A5025 (LL67 0NA). Find two footpath signs on right and take the second one, 10 minutes’ walk
Drigg, Lake District
The Lake District has a spectacular coastline. Drigg is 1,000 acres of empty dunes, a brilliant nature reserve that stretches for miles along the Irish Sea. There is also a little railway that you can catch up into the town of Eskdale.
From the B5344 turn off, signed “Station and Shore”, CA19 1XR
Nanjizal, Land’s End, West Cornwall
Sandstone caves lead onto a white sandy beach, featuring a rock arch with an emerald plunge pool. Walk south to find further coves at St Levan, Pedn Vounder and Porthgwarra.
Two miles between Land’s End and Porthgwarra on the SW Coast Path
If you decide to visit one of these destinations, why not share your experience on social media with the hashtag #MGMoments.
For more information about the MG GS, visit: www.mg.co.uk/gs/